04-23-2012, 05:02 PM
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I am curious what you think is YOUR best brush for creams. Not what you have heard or what you think others will think. There is no right or wrong answer. I know some of you use the same brush for everything and others think their boar is their best brush while some of you have more brushes than you do creams and soaps combinedTongue... Some like big soft ones and some use 2 band for soap and creams. That is cool man...Cool :big grin:

Whatever you use, and whatever you think is the cats meow is fine by me. I am just curious. I love to hear what everybody thinks.

Ok ok everyone can have 2 honorable mentions but you must at least list 1 grand master champion of all creams!!

Ok here is mine.
My 1. BK4 has a very solid place in my heart and my 2. BGLE Vie Long is quickly earning a very solid position as a luxurious creamer also and of course my 3.QED select rocks also.

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 04-23-2012, 05:06 PM
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  • Johnny
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It would either be my Semogue 1305 or my Semogue LE 2011 Finest Bristle 2.

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 04-23-2012, 05:10 PM
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(04-23-2012, 05:06 PM)Johnny Wrote: It would either be my Semogue 1305 or my Semogue LE 2011 Finest Bristle 2.

I really have to start playing around with some of my stiffer brushes and creams and see what it is like!!
thanks Johnny!!

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 04-23-2012, 05:20 PM
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  • Johnny
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Trust me, if you soak the boar in warm/hot water for 15-20 minutes before lathering they are great. I had a BK4 and my Semogue LE 2011 after broken in, feels as good on my face as the BK4 did, maybe better.

As always, IMHO.

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 04-23-2012, 05:24 PM
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(04-23-2012, 05:20 PM)Johnny Wrote: Trust me, if you soak the boar in warm/hot water for 15-20 minutes before lathering they are great. I had a BK4 and my Semogue LE 2011 after broken in, feels as good on my face as the BK4 did, maybe better.

As always, IMHO.

I have a SOC 2-band that is still breaking in I think. How long did yours take to break in?

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 04-23-2012, 05:31 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-23-2012, 05:24 PM)Krisbarger Wrote:
(04-23-2012, 05:20 PM)Johnny Wrote: Trust me, if you soak the boar in warm/hot water for 15-20 minutes before lathering they are great. I had a BK4 and my Semogue LE 2011 after broken in, feels as good on my face as the BK4 did, maybe better.

As always, IMHO.

I have a SOC 2-band that is still breaking in I think. How long did yours take to break in?

All of my Semogue brushes are boar, so they take a little longer to break in than badger. I have found somewhere between 30-45 shaves they are fully broken in.

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 04-23-2012, 05:34 PM
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  • njpaddy
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I don't use creams that often anymore, but lately I seem to favor my Rooney 3/1 Super when I use a cream. Duke 1 and Simpson Rover also get occasional cream duty.

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 04-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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  • Johnny
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When I had it, the Simpsons Duke 2 was an excellent cream brush.

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 04-23-2012, 05:46 PM
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I think my favorites for creams, especially since I don't feel as comfortble using them on hard soaps, are the Rooney Finests.

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 04-23-2012, 05:54 PM
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  • MaxP
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When I use a cream, the brush is often the Thater octo-plexi. Second choice is Somerset PJ2.

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 04-23-2012, 06:10 PM
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QED select natural horn silvertip is my best brush for creams, although my Simpson Tulip 3 in 2-band is not too far behind.

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 04-23-2012, 06:33 PM
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I like whipping creams with Semogue 1305, Vulfix 2234, and Shavemac D01 flat top the most.

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 04-23-2012, 06:34 PM
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(04-23-2012, 05:20 PM)Johnny Wrote: Trust me, if you soak the boar in warm/hot water for 15-20 minutes before lathering they are great. I had a BK4 and my Semogue LE 2011 after broken in, feels as good on my face as the BK4 did, maybe better.

As always, IMHO.

Johnny, i have both the #1 and #2 bristle and they are very, very nice!

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 04-23-2012, 07:00 PM
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  • tgutc
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Simpson The Duke 3 in Best for me

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 04-23-2012, 07:01 PM
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Since I facelather everything, they are the same brushes I use for hard/soft soaps, with the possible exception of the Rooney 2XL.

If you're talking about a brush that doesn't need any type of extra backbone, that would be my Semogue 2015. I actually used it with hard soaps for a long time before my collection expanded but I have other brushes that work better for that now. I still love this brush though, and the bristles are buttery soft.

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 04-23-2012, 07:45 PM
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I'd say my Vie-Long 13800 is my best cream brush. I haven't tried my 1305 with one, yet, or my PRO 49 since it started breaking in.

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 04-23-2012, 07:47 PM
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(04-23-2012, 07:45 PM)Songwind Wrote: I'd say my Vie-Long 13800 is my best cream brush. I haven't tried my 1305 with one, yet, or my PRO 49 since it started breaking in.

Yep I have to try some creams with my boar also!!

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 04-23-2012, 10:12 PM
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  • Johnny
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(04-23-2012, 06:34 PM)celestino Wrote:
(04-23-2012, 05:20 PM)Johnny Wrote: Trust me, if you soak the boar in warm/hot water for 15-20 minutes before lathering they are great. I had a BK4 and my Semogue LE 2011 after broken in, feels as good on my face as the BK4 did, maybe better.

As always, IMHO.

Johnny, i have both the #1 and #2 bristle and they are very, very nice!

I had a #1 and sold it before it was broken in. I wish I still had that brush. Stupid of me to sell it.

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 04-25-2012, 09:07 AM
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As of today I would say without a doubt that the Omega Scarlatti (boar) is my best lathering brush--soap or cream. This brush has really surprised me.

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 04-25-2012, 11:09 PM
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  • Snuff
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Shavemac 167, a bit softer then a D01.

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